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Current Affairs 19 September 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Marital Rape
  2. Ban on the export of broken rice
  3. Collegium System
  4. Objectionable content on the social media

Marital Rape


Context:

The Supreme Court has sought a response from the government on appeals to criminalize marital rape.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Women, Government Policies and Initiatives), GS-II: Polity and Governance (Important Judgements and Committees)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Marital Rape
  2. What is the marital rape exemption?
  3. What is the broad takeaway from the verdict?
  4. What happens when a split verdict is delivered?
  5. Criticism of India’s Legal regime on Marital Rape
  6. On courts differing in views on marital rape

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Ban On The Export of Broken Rice


Context:

Recently, the Centre instituted a ban on the export of broken rice. Additionally, it mandated an export duty of 20% on rice in husk (paddy or rough), husked (brown rice) and semi-milled or wholly-milled rice.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Details
  2. What does it have to do with inflation?
  3. What happened to rice production?
  4. What are the concerns on ethanol blending?
  5. What are the likely after-effects of the ban?

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What is the Collegium System?


Context:

Recently, Union Minister for Law and Justice said the collegium system of appointments to the higher judiciary needs to be reconsidered in view of the concerns about the process.

Relevance:

GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Indian Judiciary)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the Collegium System?
  2. Working of the Collegium System and NJAC
  3. Appointment procedure of HC Judges
  4. Transfer procedure of HC Judges

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Objectionable Content On the Social Media


Context:

Recently, As allegations of an objectionable video of women students of Chandigarh University being leaked surfaced, triggering an outrage, challenges are ahead of the Punjab Police to tackle the situation.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is the first step to tackle objectionable content that goes viral?
  2. What happens after the social media intermediaries are identified?
  3. Can an investigating agency or individual approach the grievances redressal officer of social media sites independently in India?

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